FAQS

– Do We Charge Call-out Fee?

No

-What Methods do We use to open doors?

We gain Access 98% non-destructively

Are We a National Company or a Lead Generator?

NO, WE ARE A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS OPERATING IN KENT AND THE SOUTH East

How Quickly Can An Engineer Get to me and fix my issue?

We can have a fully qualified experienced engineer at YOUR door within 30 minutes & we aim to complete most jobs in one visit.

Do We Offer A warranty?

YES WE do, ALL OUR WORK COMES WITH A COMPLEMENTARY 2 YEARS WARRANTY ON PARTS SUPPLIED AND FITTED BY Locksquad ENGINNERS

What Payment Methods Can I use?

we Take, Cash, Card or Bank Transfer. ( All Locksmiths Have mobile Card Readers) We Also Have the option to Invoice.

Do We Fix, repair & replace UPVC (Double glazing units)?

Yes, we can fix, repair & replace all locks on all doors & windows

Can we Open Safes & Volts?

Yes We can

Do I still pay if we don’t fix your issue?

no, we offer a no-fix no fee guarantee

How much does a locksmith charge per hour?

The cost of a locksmith’s hourly labour rate you can expect to pay from around £65 per hour.
Some locksmiths may charge a lower price for subsequent hours after the first hour on-site. For example, the first hour onsite may be £65, then 2nd hour will be £30.
Most locksmith jobs such as fitting and changing locks can be completed within an hour, although repair jobs may take longer to complete.

How much does an Emergency Locksmith Cost?

The price of an emergency locksmith within normal working hours is usually the same cost as a standard locksmith due to most locksmiths offering a mobile service.
The cost of hiring a 24-hour locksmith (out of hours) is very likely to be more than an emergency locksmith, the additional cost could range from an extra £10 to £100 on top of the final cost depending on the job being done.
Again the cost of a 24-hour locksmith all depends on the time of day, and whether it’s a weekend or bank holiday.

How much is a locksmith call out charge?

A locksmith call out charge can cost anywhere from £10 to £100 depending on the time of day and distance to travel. Although some locksmiths have FREE call-outs.

How to reduce locksmith cost?

The best advice we can give on reducing the cost when you hire a locksmith is to get at least three different quotes to determine the best price.
Providing as much accurate information
Give the locksmith as much detail about your lock and lock related problem – this will help the locksmith give you a more realistic estimate of the work required and therefore cost.
However, don’t be mistaken into thinking that a job done quickly should be cheap.
You’re paying for the countless hours of training, the tools purchased and the knowledge of the locksmith, not the minutes taken to do the job.
Expert Advice: Don’t forget to ask if VAT is included in the price of any work done.

How long does it take a locksmith to open a house door?

It can take anywhere from 7 seconds to 45 minutes for a locksmith to pick open a lock. Generally a locksmith should be able to unlock most doors in about 10 minutes. Of course this is effected by the type of lock.

What do you do if you are locked out of your house?

If you ever find yourself locked out of your house in the future, rest assured knowing there are a few ways you can get back in:
Check for an opened window. …
Put your credit card to use. …
Call Your Landlord. …
Ask Your Concierge. …
Call A Locksmith.

Can a locksmith make a house key without the original?

If it’s a lost key a locksmith can make you a key without the original, as locksmiths can make keys to lock by hand. By using a blank and a file and the skills, they’ve developed over the years a locksmith can create a key from scratch without the need for an original key.

Can I call 999 if I’m locked out of my house?

The police are for emergencies. The only way they could get you into your house is by breaking the door down anyway – you’re much better off with a locksmith. … If you call the police, you could actually get in trouble for misuse.

How do locksmiths verify ownership?

A locksmith will need to verify ownership of a property for proof of residence before carrying out locksmith work. … Ownership is typically verified by asking for and checking a valid photo ID, such as a driving licence or by checking a bill showing the name and address of the property.

Does a locksmith break your lock?

Locksmiths will not generally need to break your locks, or your door for that matter to gain entry to your house. … When car key breaks off in a car door or car ignition, locksmiths have tools to carefully remove the broken pieces without breaking the lock itself

Are locksmiths trustworthy?

The best way to know whether a locksmith is trustworthy is to research them in advance. Call them, ask them detailed questions and check their reviews. … Also, use extra scrutiny if a locksmith company uses an 800 number instead of a local phone number. It’s often a sign you’re dealing with an out-of-state call center.

What happens if you don’t pay a locksmith?

You could be sued for breach of contract (or something similar) for failure to pay for a provided service. However, it would likely never come up in the first place, since most any locksmith will require payment in advance

How do locksmiths get paid?

Locksmiths employed by companies can usually see £9-£24 hourly but owning your own mobile service can net you anywhere from £200-£1500 a day. Those who reinvest and stay current with the new technologies tend to have more longevity, return customers and a better pay out over the course of time.

What can a locksmith do for me?

A locksmith is someone who works with locks on doors, windows, safes, cars, etc. Locksmiths install, repair, and adjust locks in everything from cars to office buildings, and they also offer services to people who are locked out or individuals who want to consult with someone about their security systems.
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